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MANILA, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- Leaders from the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its dialogue countries have stressed the importance of maintaining peace, stability and security in the South China Sea, China's Xinhua news agency reported according to the chairman's statement of the East Asia Summit EAS) released here Tuesday.


RAMALLAH, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- A number of Palestinians early Tuesday were injured in clashes with Israeli forces as around 1,000 settlers stormed what they claim to be "Joseph Tomb" east of Nablus city under heavy protection of the occupation army, Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported.


MEXICO CITY, Nov. 21 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- Mexican businessmen called on the government to revise its security strategy on Monday after the murder of Adolfo Lagos, corporate vice-president of telecommunications at Televisa, on Sunday.


SEOUL, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- BGF Retail Co, the operator of South Korea\'s largest convenience store chain CU, said Tuesday it has opened a store in Iran, marking the first overseas expansion for a local convenience store operator, South Korea\'s Yonhap news agency reported.


NEW DELHI, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- Air quality in Indian capital city of Delhi has once again deteriorated and slipped from poor to very poor category, China\'s Xinhua news agency reported according to the state-run broadcaster - All India Radio (AIR) on Tuesday.


UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- Peace in war-torn Afghanistan can only be achieved through negotiations and reconciliation, not by the continuing resort to military force, as the two approaches are ?incompatible', said a top Pakistani diplomat at the UN General Assembly.


BEIJING, Nov 21 (Bernama) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) along the Silk Road should contribute to enhancing mutual understanding and friendship between people of different countries, promoting common development, and building a community of shared future for mankind, China's Xinhua news agency reported.